Gold Panning

Become a 21st Century prospector and pan the rivers for gold and platinum. The Tulameen is one of only two rivers in the world where gold and platinum are found together in the same waterway. But avoid becoming a claim jumper. Stop at the Visitor Centre, 105 Hwy 3 East, and get directions. The centre also loans out panning equipment. The town maintains its own panning reserve and visitors are welcome to try their luck. The Chamber of Commerce has a gold panning reserve on the Similkameen River from the Blue Bridge to Memorial Park.

Stop in at the Visitors Centre and get a map showing where you can still find gold in the gold pan reserve that runs right through the Town. Enjoy Two Rivers Park where there is a perfect area to pan on the sandy shore or just relax along the river in the picnic area.